Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District receives $2.5 million wildfire recovery grant

The Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District received a $2.5 million grant from the USDA Forest Service to assist private forest landowners in much of Lassen County who were impacted by wildfires that occurred between 2019 and 2021.

The grant funds will be used to implement a wildfire recovery program that will consist of outreach to forest landowners, landowner recruitment to participate in the program, removal of dead trees and planting of tree seedlings.

“Assisting forest landowners recover their land following wildfire is important for the environment and an important service that the RCD can provide through this grant,” explained Jesse Claypool, Honey Lake Valley RCD Chair.

Landowner outreach and program recruitment procedures are being developed. Future public announcements for how a forest landowner can participate will be made soon and will also be located on the RCDs website: honeylakevalleyrcd.us.